Finance ministry to shortly issue a statement on government-RBI rift

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Reuters NEW DELHI
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The government will soon issue a statement to address the growing differences between the finance ministry and the country's central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, television channels reported that Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel may consider resigning from his post given a breakdown in relations with the government, sparking a sell-off in the rupee and government bonds.
The government has invoked never-before-used powers under the RBI Act that allow it to issue directions to the central bank governor on matters of public interest, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Edited by Martin Howell)

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 12:19 PM IST

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